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Daily brief (3/18): Top picks from the Springfield media

Rain chances will linger for most of the week, with cloudy skies expected through Thursday night.

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 80. Scattered showers are expected before 11 a.m., and a 30 percent chance of rain will remain throughout the day. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 60.

Thunderstorms are likely tomorrow, with a 70 percent chance of showers and storms, and 2-3 inches of rain expected Monday night. Tomorrow’s high will be 75, and it will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with gusts of up to 31 mph. Tuesday could bring more rain, with 2 to 3 inches of rain possible in some places.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Paul, Romney win in Greene County. GOP contenders Ron Paul (65 delegates) and Mitt Romney (40 delegates) won at Greene County’s caucus last night, but supporters of Rick Santorum (6 delegates) are calling foul at the results of the event. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: AmeriCorps ends Stone County debris cleanup. Now that AmeriCorps has pulled out of Stone County, the county has established a long-term recovery committee to help storm survivors.
  • KY3: Billings boys brings home state trophy. The Billings boys basketball team won its first state Class 2A championship this weekend, and the town welcomed the winners back home last night.
  • News-Leader: CASA volunteer is a voice for children. CASA of Southwest Missouri served 232 kids in foster care in 2010 with 111 volunteers.
  • News-Leader: Job growth likely for Springfield. With a new hospital on the horizon, job growth is likely for the area, but gas prices remain a wild card.
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